The Pulcinella di Fontevecchia awarded with the Ambassador of Smile 2020 recognition

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The Pulcinella di Fontevecchia awarded with the Ambassador of Smile 2020 recognition

The usual appointment with the Ambassador of Smile Award is back, conceived by the multifaceted artist Angelo Iannelli , already known with the nickname of Ambassador of Smiles for his social commitment.

Saturday 26 September we will be in Naples with the Pulcinella di Fontevecchia, together with the friends of Camminando Insieme di Chieti who have always shared the path of protecting popular traditions, to open the event dedicated to the most famous mask in the world and collect the prestigious award. "Ambassador of Smiles", now in its seventh edition, organized by the Vesuvius association.

Each edition of the Prize is dedicated to the personalities who have given prestige to the city of Naples. The 2020 edition wants to remember the symbolic figure of Naples: Pulcinella, the most famous mask in the world, approaching the stages for an upcoming nomination of "Pulcinella" as a Unesco Heritage and as an intangible asset of which Fontevecchia and Camminando Insieme have promoted by signing the specific request formulated by Professor Domenico Scafoglio, professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty of Education at the University of Salerno.

The character is played by the founder of the event Angelo Iannelli, who more than anyone has managed to make it current through the social. The event has always been held with great success and acclaim in the Courtyard of the Maschio Angioino in Naples in the presence of personalities from the Art, Social Culture, Church and Institutions.

Partners and Patronages

Given the importance of the event, it is morally supported by important patrons and is followed by the most important national and regional mass media. During the ceremony, the characters who have given prestige and donated their art to the less fortunate will be rewarded. In previous editions the event was supported by a caravan of moral patronages, we recall some: The Diocese of Naples, the Campania Region, the Municipality of Naples, Unicef, Telethon, Italian Army Force of the South, International Diplomacy, UN Social Justice Affairs, Foundation City of Science, Order of Journalists of Campania, Ciro Vive Association, The Symposium of the Muses, Sorrento Peninsula Award. The Municipalities of: Salerno, Sorrento, Piano di Sorrento, Marigliano, Brusciano, Mariglianella, Saviano, Striano, Visciano, San Giorgio a Cremano, Scisciano, Camposano, Cercola and Sant’Anastasia. New entries are expected for this edition, for an event that has become one of the most popular in Italy for its motivation and simplicity.

The winners and the mentions of the previous editions

Among the salient moments that remember the previous editions, the memory of the young Ciro Esposito, victim of violence in the stadiums, the singer Pino Daniele, the actors Antonio De Curtis aka Totò, Eduardo De Filippo and Massimo Troisi, as well as the journalist Luigi Necco. Many illustrious people who have been awarded in previous editions include: Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Don Mauizio Patriciello, Don Aniello Manganiello, Don Luigi Merola, Don Tonino Palmese, Luigi De Magistris, Nino Daniele, Giandomenico Lepore, Maurizio De Giovanni, Patrizio Oliva , Nicola Graziano, Cosimo Alberti, Gennaro Iezzo, Gianni Improta, Antonio Onorato, Luca Abete, Gigi Savoia, Angelo Pisani, Lino Vairetti degli Osanna, Enzo Fischetti, Salvatore Misticone, Francesco Albanese, Peppe Iodice, Domenico Falco, Antonello Perillo, Rino Cesarano , Franco Ricciardi, Ivan Granatino, Giacomo Rizzo, Francesco Paoloantoni, Angelo Di Gennaro, Antonio Giordano, Patrizio Rispo, Marco Zurzolo, Gianfranco Gallo, Gino Rivieccio, Mario Maglione, Monica Sarnelli, Alessandro Incerto, Marco Perillo, Gianni Parisi, Corrado Ferlaino, Lucia Cassini, Antonella Leardi, Margherita Dini Ciacci, Marzia Roncacci, Ida Rendano, Antonio Buonomo, Enzo Campagnoli, I Foja, the Mask, Pietro Paris i, Ettore Di Lorenzo, Alessandra Necco, Loredana Daniele, Anna Capasso, Diego Paura, La Fanfara 8 Regiment Forces of the South, Brigadier Generals Diodato Abagnara and Carmine Sepe, Ciro Poppella and many others.

Departure and return to Pescara

The event will take place in the courtyard of the Maschio Angioino. Departure from Pescara at 9.00 am from Piazza Italia (in front of the Municipality of Pescara entrance) by bus, return scheduled for 11.00 pm. Limited places for anti Covid-19 legislation and provisions. Info: 331/6796820

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About Us

The committee for the establishment of the Fontevecchia Association was formed in 2010 and is an active part of civil society with interventions relating to the environment, mobility, knowledge and integration. The purpose of the association, in addition to the protection of traditions, the territory and the aesthetic redevelopment of the village born in 1600, is articulated on a wide range of interventions.